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Greeley Unexpected celebrates diversity and multicultural events in our community. From the UNC Cultural and Resource Centers and the Newcomer Program at Greeley West High School to Cinco de Mayo and Oktobrewfest, we are all about promoting local programs and special events. We’re really excited about food, music and more at new events such as the first Greeley Multicultural Festival on October 7, but there is so much more to celebrate and enjoy this year.

Just this week, on September 5, the Greeley City Council passed a resolution regarding the Greeley Human Relations Commission and immigrant and refugee residents. This was follow up action to a report on immigration provided to Council members from the Greeley Human Relations Commission. On September 7, there was a DACA solidarity rally on the University of Northern Colorado campus.  Hundreds of people gathered to support ‘Dreamers’ in Greeley and the United States.

Very soon, Americans will observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

See the list and links below for local events that honor Hispanic cultural traditions, as well as people from all over the world.

In addition to this list, there is an exhibit open until September 27 on the University of Northern Colorado campus in the Mari Michener Gallery called El Movimiento. The exhibit tells the story of the Chicano civil rights movement in Colorado. University Libraries staff, representatives from the Mexican American Studies program and School District 6 worked together to enrich the exhibit, originally conceived and displayed at History Colorado in Denver. The exhibit is free and open to the public all hours that Michener Library is open.

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